BitPay bigs up Bitcoin
Crypto payment service provider BitPay processed over $1 billion in transactions last year.
“Our B2B business continues to grow rapidly as our solution is cheaper and quicker than a bank wire from most regions of the world,” says Stephen Pair, Co-founder and CEO of BitPay. “To process over a $1 billion for a second year in a row despite Bitcoin’s large price drop shows that Bitcoin is being used to solve real pain points around the world.”
1/ We are excited to announce two big developments! First, today marks the launch of Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust! Investors can now gain exposure to the price movement of XLM through a traditional investment vehicle. For more info go to https://t.co/izJooCsKwS
— Grayscale (@GrayscaleInvest) January 17, 2019
Huobi wants to be big in Japan
Crypto exchange Huobi has relaunched as a fully regulated platform in Japan after merging with BitTrade.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 18, 2019
Inxeption announces investment from UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund
The investment arm of UPS has made an undisclosed equity investment in blockchain venture Inxeption.
[SECURITY ALERT] #Constantinople upgrade is temporarily postponed out of caution following a consensus decision by #Ethereum developers, security professionals and other community members. More information and instructions are below. https://t.co/p2znO8HGxf
— Ethereum (@ethereum) January 15, 2019
Chronicled snags major funding
Blockchain-powered supply chain ecosystem provider, Chronicled, has raised $16 million in Series A funding.
Just checked, we were able to freeze some of the funds. I don't understand why the hackers keep sending to Binance. Social media will be pretty fast to report it, and we will freeze it. It's a high risk maneuver for them. https://t.co/i0PeahLzic
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 16, 2019
ConsenSys supports Newspack by WordPress
ConsenSys is backing a new platform for digital news startups.
What if you knew exactly how sustainable your food is, just by scanning a QR code with your phone? With OpenSC, you can.#OpenSC is a revolutionary digital platform developed by WWF-Australia and @BCGDV that allows you to track a product along its entire supply chain. Here's how pic.twitter.com/uKwpeGqTcB
— WWF_Australia (@WWF_Australia) January 17, 2019
Yes, sir, Bitfury can boogie
This isn't the BIG REVEAL but it's worth noting-a #crypto mining bill that previously died in committee resurrected today! HB 113 wld allow utilities to negotiate directly w/ #blockchain companies as long as any utility losses are isolated from #Wyoming consumers #OpenForBusiness
— Caitlin Long ? (@CaitlinLong_) January 16, 2019
IBM, Ford launch blockchain pilot
Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global have announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals.
GBP and EURO should be a big deal, right? https://t.co/d15yZS2uRl
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 16, 2019
Totle secures $1m investment
ABCC Exchange is truly an awesome platform that has witnessed great development. We are glad to partner with #ABCC as it's the first exchange listing #TRX10 tokens. #TRON #TRX $TRX https://t.co/8VO7Z2jGOY
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 15, 2019
Blockchain gains pace as IoT security tool
Use of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices is on the rise, a Gemalto study reveals.
More coverage, with robo-voice narration, never seen that before! ? https://t.co/TnqbO0292W
— John Carvalho (@BitcoinErrorLog) January 17, 2019
HSBC banks on blockchain in 2018
HSBC last year settled $250 billion of forex trades using blockchain technology, the bank has told the Financial Times (FT).
— Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) January 15, 2019
Iberdrola tries out blockchain tech
Seems we're going with block 7.28M for the #Ethereum Constantinople refork scheduled for the 27th of February! Will be a single fork on mainnet and a post-Constantinople-fixup fork on the testnets to get them back in line feature wise with the main network.
— Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) January 18, 2019
Vontobel makes crypto custody move
Swiss private investment bank Vontobel has launched a crypto custody solution aimed at banks and asset managers, it announced in a press release.
— Hyperledger (@Hyperledger) January 15, 2019
Bitmain Technologies not up for going Dutch
China-based crypto mining giant Bitmain Technologies is closing its Amsterdam office.
“As we build a long-term, sustainable and scalable business, we are making adjustments to our staff and operations. This includes the decision to close our Amsterdam and Israel offices,” a company spokesperson said.
We're pleased to share that we have entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), an independent futures commission merchant https://t.co/5sgdbRO6Ql
— Bakkt (@Bakkt) January 14, 2019
It’s just not cricket
The South African cricket board’s (OfficialCSA) official Twitter account was briefly compromised earlier this week, resulting in multiple tweets promoting a Bitcoin lottery, The Indian Express reports.
— Blockspring (@Blockspring) January 17, 2019